Articles by: Kaylee Cusack

Authors (left to right) Capó Crucet, Viet Thanh Nguyen and  NoViolet Bulawayo will headline this year's UND Writers Conference, which aims to delve into topics of diversity, inclusion and what it means to be a "citizen." The conference is set for March 22-24. Photos courtesy of Crystal Alberts.

Varied voices, common ground

January 26, 2017 at

UND Writers Conference to use art and literature to discuss of what it means to be a citizen

As we approach the eve of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th President of the United States, several aspects of how he got in that position are explored by UND History Professor Eric Burin in his new book, Picking the President: Understanding the Electoral College.  Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

‘Picking the president’ — an electoral divide

January 19, 2017 at

UND history professors team up to utilize digital platform for quick and timely book release on one of politics’ biggest hot-button issues

UND alumna Cami Bennett (center), a standout softball player during her time at UND, poses with her parents at an Oakland Raiders' game in 2016. Bennett now works as a full-time designer for the NFL team. Photo courtesy of Cami Bennett.

Raiding the design world

January 19, 2017 at

UND MBA grad and former UND Athlete takes her career to the big show in the National Football League

UND undergrad Sandi Kruse (left) works with her advisor Rebecca Weaver-Hightower on research on   digital media impacts on politics around the world. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

High-impact humanities

January 19, 2017 at

Sandi Kruse studies political effects of digital literature around the world and prepares for grad school at the same time, thanks to Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Fund

UND Director of Facilities and Maintenance Mark Johnson shows off an renovated classroom, with new desks that allow for easier collaboration among students. The work was part of a $7 million project that began in August.  Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Revamp and repair

January 12, 2017 at

UND chips away at $500 million in deferred maintenance challenge with planned renovations to O’Kelly and Merrifield Halls

DeAnna Carlson Zink, CEO of the UND Alumni Association and Foundation,Carlson Zink told lawmakers that, with the state’s support, there are more potential donors poised to give to the project.. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Meeting the challenge

January 12, 2017 at

UND leverages North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund matching grants for donor support and expanded student experiences

With a little help from some friends, UND Communication Program lecturer Chuck Haga, a retired Grand Forks Herald and Minneapolis Star Tribune writer, is reviving a scholarship named after the late UND alumnus Robert J. Hagen, one of Haga’s former colleagues at The Strib. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Legacy of alum, vet newshound lives on

December 15, 2016 at

UND journalism lecturer Chuck Haga honors former colleague by reviving Communication scholarship for next-gen reporters

UND senior mathematics major Kaylee Schell (left), Minot, N.D., was one of dozens of students filling UND’s Memorial Union for the Essential Studies Capstone Showcase on Thursday, Dec. 8 at the UND Memorial Union. The event features research by juniors and seniors in Capstone classes, which act as final projects or “mini-theses” for undergraduates. Photo by Richard Larson/UND Today

Finding the ‘essential’ meaning

December 15, 2016 at

UND Capstones encourage UND students to transcend gen-ed mindset to make connections to their majors, future careers

UND President Mark Kennedy (standing at right) surprises UND Assistant Professor of English Sheila Liming with a $500 commendatory grant from the North Dakota University System to assist her in effort to incorporate technology into her classroom curriculum. UND Associate Professor of English Crystal Alberts is seated in the foreground. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Digital distinction

December 13, 2016 at

UND Assistant Professor Sheila Liming surprised with state grant, recognizing her innovative use of technology in the English classroom

UND Ph.D. alumnus Stephen Greiman doing field work in the Yukon, Canada in 2014. The work was part of a study of small mammals and their parasites in the Arctic. Photo courtesy of Stephen Greiman.

No fluke…UND parasite pro named tops in field

December 13, 2016 at

Stephen Greiman earns biology Ph.D. in 2015, wins prestigious ‘New Investigator’ award in 2016 — in presence of Nobel Prize winner

Tim O’Keefe, executive director of the UND School of Entrepreneurship, has served as a program sponsor for all six UND’s University Innovation Fellowship recipients, including this semester’s trio: (left to right) Brian Porter, Waconia Minn., Alexander Johansen, Drammen, Norway, and  Jonathan Puhl, Le Mars, Iowa. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Growing young innovators

December 9, 2016 at

New class of UND University Innovation Fellows develops student-driven platform to spread entrepreneurial spirit to others

A UND Biology student performs experiments in the lab at UND’s Starcher Hall, while a New York and Seattle-based documentary film crew monitors his every move. The documentary crew came to UND to capture footage of students and faculty members involved in a nearly five-decades-long study on climate and ecosystem changes on the western edge of Canada’s Hudson Bay. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Biology in focus

December 7, 2016 at

Documentary film crew visits UND to capture innovative climate-change research by grad students and faculty

Debbie Storrs and Jeff Weatherly

Budgeting 101: Sooner rather than later

December 1, 2016 at

Arts & Sciences’ quick reaction to Legislature-mandated cuts allowed it to support and protect priorities

UND graduate student Jacqueline Amor is in the driver’s seat of a collaborative effort among the University of North Dakota, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to understand the state’s elk population. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Halting the herd mentality

November 29, 2016 at

Grad student Jacqueline Amor heads collaborative effort to monitor North Dakota elk and guard against depredation

Vice President of The Wildlife Society of UND John Palarski, whose research focuses on waterfowl in central North Dakota, was one several UND students who presented their research at The Wildlife Society’s national conference held recently in Raleigh, N.C. Photo courtesy of the UND Biology Department.

Big in biology

November 29, 2016 at

Students of UND’s Wildlife Society post another strong showing at national conference in North Carolina